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said that thing about his fema director, way to go, brownie, or whatever he said. that sticks in people's minds to this day. >> right. that would be a defining sound bite of his entire presidency. granted, it's unfair, but that's what sticks in people's minds. >> in your mind, has president obama made the right move, wrong move? what do you think? >> i think he has made the appropriate move here. he hasn't been too over. that's the key here. you can't be overtly political in how you respond to these kinds of disasters. he obviously will accrue some benefits because he's acting aas commanders in chief are supposed to act and help people on a broad basis. as the remarks of governor christie of new jersey proved, this is a -- he gets bipartisan support out of this disaster. that has to help the bottom line come election day. >> of course, he hasn't been -- president obama wanted to fit in one last campaign paerps in florida, then hurriedly flew back because he realized he couldn't make it back to washington because the storm was coming. so he hasn't acted perfectly along this path, right?
the fema mumbo jumbo. i got a call from fema at 2 a.m. the president has been all over this and he deserves great credit. i was on the phone with him yesterday three times personally. he gave me his number at the white house. told me to call him. and he absolutely means it. the president has been outstanding in this. so the folks at fema, craig fugate and his folks have been excellent. >> the president deserves great credit. he's been outstanding. a republican praising a democrat. but the powerful fact is this wasn't about politics. this was genuine thanks to a president focused on taking care of americans. president obama has canceled all campaign events through tomorrow to focus on hurricane sandy. today he went to the red cross headquarters, and devastated families were standing by. >> obviously, this is something that is heartbreaking for the entire nation. we certainly feel profoundly for all the families whose lives have been up-ended. most important message i have for them is that america's ready. we are standing behind you and we are going to do everything we can to help you get bac
aid to fema if you were president? >> good to see you. thanks. >> as hurricane sandy wreaks havoc across the northeast, first responders, nurses and neighbors have stepped up in tremendous acts of heroism. we'll take a look at these brave men and women tonight. but first we'll bring you the latest on the disaster across the northeast. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the aftermath of sandy is coming into focus and the destruction is heartbreaking. sandy's path along the east coast devastated miles of shoreline and major communities. officials in 9 states are reporting 44 deaths related to the storm. 23 of those here in the state of new york. the storm will be one of the costliest in american history. it is estimated to cost between $30 billion and $50 billion. you only need to look at the images of the flooding in new york city to see why. a nearly 14-foot storm surge engulfed lower manhattan last night and roadways on the east river were overflowing. tunnels filmed with seawater. streets surrounding apartment buildings were submerged. most of lower
damage he has ever seen. he also said that fema will play a very strong role in the cleanup and recovery and rebuilding of this region. 83 miles long. most of it affected by this storm in a very, very big way. of course, that is part of the genesis of the meeting with the president today. the plane is now landing, i am told the president had just moments ago stopped by the fema headquarters before coming up here. and now we are told that he has landed in atlantic city. tyler, we'll be watching this meeting. we'll tell you the latest as we have it but for now, back over to you in the studio. >> kayla, thanks very much. as you just saw, air force one touching down at the atlantic city regional airport there. he's going to get aboard one of those two helicopters, along with governor chris christie of new jersey, and first do a helicopter tour of some of the devastation in the atlantic city area and up and down the jersey shorelines. then he will get out and go on foot in to some of the areas. we'll, of course, follow that story for you and bring you the images as we get them in the building
his position on fema, just like he wouldn't talk to us about his tax record? i find it interesting thematically we're back where we started. when voters are asking themselves, who can you trust, to your question, look no further than what the themes have been throughout this election. >> the republicans over the last decade have proven to the american people they are not about compromise. >> right. >> they are about power. and the democrats now are in pretty good shape to, i think, hang on to the senate and president obama's re-election looks pretty good right now. if it was a closing argument, what do you think the best closing argument would be for mitt romney right now? i mean, is reaching across the aisle, or should he seriously advocate for some policy that he hasn't been definitive on? >> you know, i think what he's trying to do, he's kind of gone small. this is, he's back to sort of the strategy he had during the republican primary, which is, he just doesn't want to make a mistake. he's trying to run down the clock. >> no interviews. >> that's right. >> i have never seen any
, fema resources to the state. the storm killed at least 18 people, two of whom from long island. peter king who represents parts of long island. also chairman of the homeland security committee. congressman king, i want to start with what you can tell me about the damage on long island. >> actually, this is by far the worst storm we've had at least since 1938. it's just in my district alone, long beach is basically entirely cut off, they have no sewage, they have no power, they have no water. there's going to be a mass evacuation of long beach. and there were are number of fires, seven fires i'm aware where the houses burned to the ground, fire department couldn't get to them. a man's house blew up last night. thank god his neighbor next door, the entire house blew up. the water's been contaminated in places. freeport, there's probably 90% of the people without power in the -- on long island. so this is, again, by far the worst. we have entire streets under water, 5, 6 feet of water. it's 5 feet of water everywhere. i can go community by community, what it turned out to be is that the
would,. state government is here. we're doing what we need to do. we're coordinating with fema. i want to thank administrator fugate for being here and helping our operation even better and we'll move on from here. what i said yesterday i really mean. there has got to be sorrow. and you see that in, president has seen that today in the eyes and faces of a lot of folks he met. and that sorrow is appropriate. we suffered some loss. luckily we haven't suffered that much loss of life and we thank god for that. we have suffered losses. this is the worst time i've seen in my lifetime in this state but we can not permit that sorrow to reprays the -- replace resilience i know all new jerseyians have. we'll get up and get this thing built and get it back together because that is what this state is about and always been about. for all who are here, i met a bunch of you here at brigantine who disregarded my admonition to get the hell out of here. you are forgiven this time but not for much longer. when all of you look around and see all this destruction that's fine. you know what? all that stuff
could be. fema has put water bottles, blankets, all up and down the east coast ready to be deployed once there's any damage. for right now, it is from the federal government wait and see where this is specifically going to hit. a number of different responses. department of defense saying they've also got national guard ready in case that's needed. it is coming back here and just seeing where it is going to hit and how bad it is going to be. charles: thanks a lot. we know the u.s. equity markets are closed. here's a visual explanation as to why. you see the new york stock exchange is just blocks away from the new harbor, which right now is under a whole lot of water already this morning. we see the storm starting to surge over the water walls down there already. this is fresh video right now into fox business, but the commodities markets, well, they are trading because they trade in chicago and that's where sandra smith joins us for the cme. real big action in oil. sandra: i want to show you the trading floor down here because we're not shy of trading action or traders on the floor. you
in the white house. we have prepositioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there's been close coordination between state, federal and local governme governments. >> if you want to know how close the coordination has been, listen to new jersey governor chris christie. >> i've been in touch with president obama this afternoon. the president called me at about 2:15 this afternoon. it was just the two of us on the phone. we had a good conversation. the president wanted to know if we had everything that we needed to be able to respond to the storm. i told him we did. we wanted to check on the level of cooperation with fema, i said it was excellent. he said if at any point over the next 48 hours, i was not getting from the federal government i should call him directly at the white house and had he was going to be there. and that i should just not worry about dealing with anybody else. just call him. >> president obama was quick to point out the response is part of the normal government operations. it's not a reflection of the current electio
sure people can get food. >> as many as a million new yorkers may need help. fema is flying in food, supplies, and personnel. >> we're all in this together. we are desperately trying to help everybody. we're trying to prioritize. >> across the river in hoboken, new jersey, national guard rescues continue. up and down the devastated jersey shore, natural gas service being cut with utility crews scrambling to plug hundreds of explosive leaks. on norg city, staten island, all the worst that sandy brought is all coming home. >> total, total devastation. i live a mile from the beach. how did that water get to my house? >> and there has not been as much attention on staten island as there should have been. so much heart ache out there. the 88 people who lost their lives in the storm, 13 in the city. two were young boirks brothers who might have survived. that's what their mom says. if her story bears out, it wouldn't have taken a miracle either. just a neighbor doing the right thing. gary tuckman has their story. >> reporter: a florida explorer on the side of the street in the staten isla
of governor romney, his flip-flopping. for example, on the issue of fema, he was suggesting months ago that maybe you don't need a federal emergency management agency, maybe you can just let each state fend for itself. now, imagine where we would be if someone had actually taken that advice and killed fema. you would have new york, new jersey, each fighting with each other for scarce resources, for fuel, for power, for electric line repair, competing against each other to bring in assistance from other states instead of having someone to coordinate it and push it. >> we obviously saw the extraordinary scenes this week in many ways of governor christie in new jersey, sort of metaphorically putting his arm around the president, telling him what a great president he was. last thing you would have expected say two weeks ago. what did you make of that? >> i thought it was a fair appraisal. look, governor christie and new jersey has a real problem. jersey shore devastated, plus all the electric outages and problems throughout a large part of the state. of course governor christie needs help.
force one, got back to washington and got briefings, if you will, from his fema director in the situation room. and then briefed the situation with the warning about getting away from the shoreline. but before he left the briefing room, he was asked about the election, here is what he said. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and the impact on first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself. >> reporter: while the president did cancel all of his campaign events today, mitt romney did have a couple, although he cancelled some tonight. and while in ohio, he tried to walk the line between asking for compassion, but still playing a little campaign politics. here is what he said. >> i know the people of the atlantic coast are counting on ohio and the rest of our states. but i also think the people of the entire nation are counting on ohio. because my guess is, my guess is that if ohio votes me in as president i'll be the next presi
that has been damaged so badly by the flooding and by the wind. it goes beyond a fema grant and it comes at a time when we are dealing with a clip and a fragile economy. >> one way or the other it has to be paid for. it requires a supplemental appropriation. first of all, there is enough money director fugate says for the fema part of the recovery, i think we voted $6.1 billion in the budget. there is enough in the fund right now. director fugate says. as far as the improvements that will have to be the supplemental appropriation and we'll have to have that be accounted for. but one way or the other, we'll have to have that be done. it is enormous not to improvement. it could have long-term economic consequences. we'll have to see what it is going to be. we'll have a commitment to make sure it is going to be done. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> millions are without power tonight. coming up. we'll ask the guy who runs the east coast utility companies when and how he plans to get that back on the grid. >> sandy, the path of destruction. there are a lot of warning lights and sounds
, things of that nature are all freed up. just got this from the white house, fema is going door-to-door, people might need assistance at the coast guard and taking the lead to identify hazardous floodwaters. not exactly the cleanest water on earth. how do you dispose of that and also fema will support any request from state officials who need help with polling places next week, only a few days from the federal election. the irs is granting taxpayers affected by the hurricane until november 7th if they were supposed to file returns or payments for today. the fdic telling financial institutions if they are having problems with their reporting timeline they can contact them as well. campaign continues tomorrow. mitt romney will be in virginia. president obama back on the campaign trail. green bay, wisconsin, boulder, colorado, las vegas. melissa: thanks for that report. ashley: let's get back to check the markets. the dow up by 35 points and have been in this range for a while. nicole petallides on the nyse. big movers in the wake of sandy. nicole: we will follow sandy at aftermath
why. i get it he wants to see the damage. please come can go and sign the check to help fema to sign over the money . chris christie was on saying that we have gotten acess to the funs we are going to need. i am not sure what touring the sight. >> steve: it is smart politics for the president. there is chris christie helping the people on the jersey shore. it is essentially politically if you talk about it he is coopting one of rom romm's visible surrogate and it is good for chris christie his state will go for barack obama example it is a win, win as the campaign starts today. chris christie was out and shook a lot of hand and a lot of people were waiting to see him there and there he was. watch this. >> you have to see the people that are affected by this. they need to see us. me, and the mayor and others who are going to be the folks to lead them back and rebuild this. there is no retreating from this. we'll assess the damage and rebuild. that's the way it is in new jersey. chris christy said the damage to the injuriesy shore was unspeakable. >> gretchen: in the meantime peter doo
been outstanding in this, so the folks at fema have been excellent. >> reporter: later christie made it clear he isn't concerned about the storm's effect on election day. >> i don't care about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me. let the politicians who are on the ballot worry about election day. it's not my problem, i'm not dealing with it at the moment. >> reporter: local officials in his state and others are worried. in new york's nassau county, loss of power may force votes to be counted by hand, delaying the results. new jersey's ocean county is considering relocating polling places. and west virginia may deploy generators to keep lights on. back in ohio, the campaigns have been ignoring the storm, instead bickering over this new romney ad. >> who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama? obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> reporter: after independent fact checkers raised questions about the ads charges, chrysler ceo issued his own statement writing, jeep production will not be m
to love of my chair when and 18 member doody said its you was waiting for fema to restore my power. to think she would make a statement like this and national tv demonstrates complete ignorance or blind faith and federal government bureaucrats or both. his arms more of their response. not very tepid. have obama show the executive order for the military to go to
tankers. the governor easing regulation to get the fuel into the harbor. in new jersey, fema and the national guard are working with gas companies to supply empty stations. >> so, we're on top of the gas situation. >> reporter: and that help could not come any sooner, diane. even at this hour, there is still a long line of people waiting for gas here at this station in clifton, new jersey. the owner here tells me he got a full gas delivery early this morning. he expects to be completely dry within an hour. diane? >> and we saw one of those people waiting rubbing his hands in the cold. thank you, alex. >>> and, a couple of notes on the storm right now, we want to tell you the latest on those natural gas leaks in the town of seaside heights, new jersey. you'll remember we showed you the hissing, bubbling leaks, residents terrified of fire. well, tonight, we can report that new jersey natural gas has shut off all the gas valves. the danger, they tell us, is over. >>> and, so many of you wanted to know about the 53-year-old woman we met yesterday while we were climbing the dark s
? >> people need to get in touch with fema and to find out what is available to them. there might be some sort of disaster aid or loans. >> another enduring image of sandy. flooded cars. >> you're covered for a lot of natural disasters under the comprehensive portion of your car insurance. so that's going to cover wind damage, it's going to cover flooding. >> keep notes. find as many receipts as you can. be thorough with the claims adjuster. no damage is too small to mention. keep your patience and perspective. >> a home can always be rebuilt. as long as we have our lives and we're safe. >> well said. millions of americans have been affected by sandy, but millions more will be affected by a very different kind of impending disaster. this one will not cost lives and property. i want to be very clear about that. but it will have powerful consequences. i'm talk about the fiscal cliff. if congress and the president don't act by the end of the year, nearly all of you, 90% of americans, will see your taxes rise by an average of $3,500 per household. what about disaster relief? and the congressional
have to be fema commander in chief? to harold's point, when he goes back, what kind of events can he do? >> right. >> chuck, obviously, these hurricanes are tricky politics. again, it sounds awfully cynical. people's lives are on the line. but the next four years, where this country goes, depends how the president handles it, how mitt romney handles it. we certainly saw september 15th, 2008, began a process that led to barack obama being elected. you go back to '92. we're florida guys. go back to '92. we all remember 41 was seen as mishandling. >> spokesperson for dade county, i'll never forget her, she gets on, where's the cavalry? it was like boy, there was your headline for the entire country. where's the cavalry? it was a rough moment. >> you talk about another bush, 2005, george w. bush, if you talk to people that worked for president bush, they will tell you the low point of their eight years, it wasn't iraq. it wasn't wmds. it wasn't the horror of all of that. it was katrina and being caught sleeping and feeling like they had abandoned people in new orleans. it impacted them in a
involved. if we did not have fema and the coordination between all the governors and mayors working together -- i heard one governor saying that when we had this type of crisis before, a southern governor asked him from the north to sense of national guards people down and not only did they go down, but they said it was one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences they ever had. helping each other out, but putting together lives where people are saying they are lucky to be alive and able to move forward. we cannot imagine how we can do more to help those people. dagen: what can people do close back i have had a lot of people asked me. >> everybody knows somebody. one of the most serious obstacles of growing old is being lonely. if people could just call somebody to assure them that if they need anything that they are there. give them a call. let people know that we do not have to see each other every day to consider each other family. and for god's sake, do not let forgetting somebody come back and haunt us because we should have been there when we should have been. i have bee
a state of emergency in delaware. i believe that has changed since then in. >> he did, fema and the white house have been terrific to work with, very grateful to them. you know the way it works is they embed themselves, we have fema people at our emergency management agency to make it as seamless as possible, they've done a great job as have the incredible hundreds and thousands of people within delaware, the emergency response community, everybody from the national guard to the red cross volunteers to local law enforcement, state police, department of transportation, natural resources, all of those people have done a great job. >> what does a governor do? were you up all night? >> i was not up all night. i was out all day yesterday up very late the night before, and you know, basically last night on the phone a lot with -- >> at the mansion? >> actually at my house. >> did you lose power? >> we did have power. i was surprised we had power. >> you did have power. >> we did have power, but 40,000 plus people still without power so that's a lot in a state of our size. our population is 900,
late. see what this is about. >> i haven't heard from fema or coast guard. this is amazing nothing has been done here. a father was electrocuted in basement water after moving the family to safety in the attack. two boys two and four were drowned when floodwaters swept them away from the mother in the suv. deg pite efforts to shoot fuel in the region, two-third of gas stations in new york and new jersey closed. there are long lines of angry motorists and stranded driver drivers. >> if you drive around in circles you run around gas faster. plus in line at the truck, it burnt five gallons of gas sitting here. got out and walked up. >> it's unbelievable. >> we are alive. >> mass transit continues to improve. army core of engineers are removing the blood water. they toured staten island and told residents they want to make sure the right resources are going to be provided. but they would like more rhetoric and more action. >> live in staten island. david lee, thank you. contractors who do business with the government and may cut jobs due to sequester were supposed to send out layoff notice
the boats and brought out few hundred people. we have had phenomenal cooperation from the state and fema here and national guard is come category bergen county police with the sheriff's department and emergency management and all of the municipalities in bergen are sending boats and high vehicles to go rescue those people. >> some houses are five-eight feet of water in them. did it just happen immediately that suggest a levee break. >> within 30 minutes. every street. >> steve: people didn't have any warning. >> no, they did not. >> gretchen: jean, keeping us posted on thuation of thee towns in new jersey. >> steve: those are around the meadowland and sports complex in suburban, new york. they say it was too dangerous to take down and that crane dangling from the high rise. >> brian: see how it blew over. >> steve: heather this is a fancy building under construction and the penthouse valleyed at 115 million. >> that's right. 75 stories off of the ground and they can't get it down at this point because last night it was so windy, winds topping 95 miles per hour . 70 stories up there. we'l
outstanding in this and so have the folks at fema. the president has been all over this and deserves great credit. i have been on the phone with him yesterday personally three times. he gave me his number at the white house and told me to call him if i needed anything, and he absolutely means it. >> that's great. >> it's been very good working with the president and his administration. >> he also responded with annoyance after a fox news personality asked him an overtly political question about mitt romney. let's take a listen. >> is there any possibility that governor romney may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have no idea nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. >> right. >> i've got a job to do here in new jersey. i have got 2.4 million people out of power. i have got devastation on the shore. i have got floods in the northern part of my state. if you think right now i give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me. >> let's talk about that, chuck, and i do believe it. you know, i have been having a big -- we had a big production meetin
of the road? >> well, they can bring in the national guard along with the governors of the states. fema right now is helping to bring in some equipment to help drive some of the equipment after the water gets pumped out of the tunnels in new york city. there are people everywhere. we've got an army of people out there work on this. you can criticize if you want to, but i don't know of anybody that is suggesting a way to do it better. >> it isn't a technical thing. it isn't the actual -- you know, the men, the hard hats and stuff. i've seen them up in connecticut. it's just the thought, tom, that in this day and age, 2012, trees are still falling on power lines, and that is paralyzing a third of the state of connecticut. trees shouldn't fall on power lines in october, november of 2012. somehow there's got to be a better way to do this. it just seems like i'm using a typewriter instead of a personal computer or an ipad. >> and when i read that our power grid is antiquated and dated by, you know, decades, that's not true? >> go anywhere else in the world, you'll see that it's not true, michelle.
security along with the head of fema, some are saying a little too late for all of this. there's been three days of virtual inactivity there from emergency services and the reason it's so significant is that staten island, although relatively small compared to some of the other areas that are affected, has suffered nearly half of the human death toll, 19 people have died there out of a total of 44 for the whole of new york. again, assembly woman, why do you think people haven't been bothering with staten island? it seems to be one of the most ignored places and yet the most badly affected. >> i've got to tell you, you know, the lack of communication has been terrible. our cell phones aren't working. we're having a hard time communicating to city officials and i don't think the mayor or the other officials knew the deaf stigs statidevastation tha here until they came here and saw the damage. it's completely devastating. we have people here without food, water, clothes. i spent a day going up and down the streets in the new york beach session of of my district talking to the residents and the
on in new york. fema, his response agency, has been fantastic. the whole cabinet has really been deployed. so i think he's done this very well. i worked in the clinton administration. i was the hud secretary. hud is one of response agencies. i know what the federal government traditionally does. they're doing an outstanding job in my o pinion. >> what's the top of the priority state for this state in terms of recovery and repair? >> we have two different types of situation if you will. the situation you're talking about is basically in manhattan. then you have it out of manhattan within the downstate metropolitan area situation. in manhattan, manhattan, as you know, has that elaborate information below ground. and new york does not historically have floods or hurricanes. it's not what we get in this part of the country. so we designed this elaborate infrastructure without really anticipating that you may have water coming over the banks and we've now flooded the whole tunnel system, road tunnels, subway tunnels, and we have under the, beneath the ground in manhattan, 10, 15, 20 stories of
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